Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & The Bookish and you can find out more by visiting their blog.
This week’s topic: Top Ten Authors That Deserve More Recognition
I could make a list of actual authors I love, starting like this:
- Holly Black
- Kelley Armstrong
- Timothy Zahn
but what I want to do is talk more generally
- Canadian authors
- authors of Graphic novel
- Writers for other formats. When you talk about a show you probably discuss the actors, but it’s the writing that gets to me. When I think about Firefly or Gilmore Girls or most of my favourites, it’s the witty dialogue from the writers that works it’s way into my heart
- authors of children’s books; there’s a misconception that writing a good picture book is easy. The truly great ones have awesome writers
- authors of YA, which is seen is below writing for adults but is actually takes a lot of talent
- authors who prefer to write genre books. Fantasy and other genres are often considered to be stock writing. Sometimes it is, but there are some fabulous fantasy novels that use the genre to explore real world issues.
I can’t think of 10 at the moment, but i will most likely add to this.